Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion at Pitt Business


Founded in 1787 as a small, pri­vate school and pri­vate through much of its his­tory, Pitt became a state-​related uni­ver­sity in 1966. Today, the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh sys­tem com­prises the 132-​acre Pitts­burgh cam­pus and regional cam­puses in Brad­ford, Greens­burg, John­stown, and Titusville. In the more than 220 years since found­ing, the Uni­ver­sity has evolved into an inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized cen­ter of learn­ing and research.

Pitt Busi­ness is made up of the Joseph M. Katz Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness, the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion which offers under­grad­u­ate busi­ness degrees, and five edu­ca­tion and research cen­ters. Pitt Busi­ness believes in five strate­gic ini­tia­tives: experience-​based learn­ing, glob­al­ism, entre­pre­neur­ship, value chain and sup­ply chain man­age­ment and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tion. Whether you plan on a cor­po­rate career or are headed toward options like small busi­ness, pub­lic ser­vice, inter­na­tional affairs, or law, CBA pro­vides a strong foun­da­tion for future success.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Program

  • BSBA with Cer­tifi­cate in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment: Under­grad­u­ate stu­dents in the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion enjoy a world-​class aca­d­e­mic pro­gram pro­vided by the fac­ulty of the Joseph M. Katz Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness. Pro­gram fea­tures include an empha­sis on global oppor­tu­ni­ties, experience-​based learn­ing ini­tia­tives, and diverse net­work­ing and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties. The Under­grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment (CSCM) pro­vides CBA stu­dents with the oppor­tu­nity to under­stand impor­tant con­cepts in sup­ply chain man­age­ment and develop man­age­r­ial and tech­ni­cal skills which are highly val­ued in today’s cor­po­rate envi­ron­ment. The pro­gram also offers an inter­na­tional travel expe­ri­ence for stu­dents to gain hands-​on expo­sure to global sup­ply chain orga­ni­za­tions. Enroll­ment is open to stu­dents in the BSBA degree pro­gram and the BS engi­neer­ing pro­grams in the Swan­son School of Engi­neer­ing. The CSCM is designed as an enrich­ment of the BSBA pro­gram, not as a stand-​alone pro­gram. It builds on the BSBA core cur­ricu­lum and may be com­bined with a major in account­ing, finance, gen­eral man­age­ment, global man­age­ment, or marketing.

Grad­u­ate Program

  • MBA with Global Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Cer­tifi­cate: Katz offers one-​year, two-​year, part-​time and exec­u­tive MBA. You can add focused learn­ing to your Katz MBA with one of the inter­nal cer­tifi­cates. Global sup­ply chain man­age­ment cer­tifi­cate is aimed at stu­dents enrolled in the Katz MBA. Experience-​based learn­ing at Katz means you’ll get hands-​on expe­ri­ence with your new skills. This expe­ri­ence can mean all the dif­fer­ence in the con­fi­dence you project and the knowl­edge you bring to your position.


The Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh is an inter­na­tion­ally respected cen­ter of learn­ing and research, offer­ing excep­tional edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties in the arts, sci­ences, and pro­fes­sions. As a state-​related, coed­u­ca­tional insti­tu­tion, the Uni­ver­sity of Pittsburgh’s Pitts­burgh cam­pus offers a mul­ti­tude of degree-​granting and other pro­grams housed in 16 under­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate, and pro­fes­sional schools. A City in Itself, the University’s 12,000 employ­ees, includ­ing 3,800 full-​time fac­ulty mem­bers, serve about 34,000 stu­dents through the pro­grams of 15 under­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate, and pro­fes­sional schools.

  • Cam­pus: The 132-​acre cam­pus of Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh is located in the Oak­land neigh­bor­hood of Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia. Pitts­burgh is the second-​largest city in the US Com­mon­wealth of Penn­syl­va­nia and the county seat of Allegheny County. The regional cam­puses are located in Brad­ford, Greens­burg, John­stown, and Titusville.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: The Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh is accred­ited by the Mid­dle States Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools. The Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh was one of 16 found­ing mem­bers of the Asso­ci­a­tion to Advance Col­le­giate Schools of Busi­ness (AACSB) and all Pitt Busi­ness Pro­grams are accred­ited by AASCB Inter­na­tional. The Uni­ver­sity is a mem­ber of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ties (AAU), a pres­ti­gious orga­ni­za­tion of 63 lead­ing doctorate-​granting research insti­tu­tions in the United States and Canada.
  • Pitt Busi­ness Rank­ings: 33rd pub­lic under­grad­u­ate pro­gram in Busi­ness Week (2010); 24th pub­lic under­grad­u­ate pro­gram in U.S. News & World Report (2009); 1st MBA over­all for value for the money in the Finan­cial Times (2009); 9th pub­lic MBA pro­gram in the Finan­cial Times (2009); 17th pub­lic MBA pro­gram in the Econ­o­mist (2010); 8th cross-​continent Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram in the Finan­cial Times (2008); 6th pub­lic Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram in the Finan­cial Times (2009); 20th pub­lic busi­ness school in UTDal­las Research Rank­ings (2010); and more..
  • Experience-​Based Learn­ing: One of the defin­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics of busi­ness edu­ca­tion at Pitt Busi­ness is the impor­tance we place on experience-​based learn­ing (EBL) and to accom­plish this, the schools uses sim­u­la­tions, case com­pe­ti­tions, and encour­age stu­dents to become involved in one of the many Con­sult­ing Field Projects or to take on a con­sult­ing posi­tion with the Insti­tute for Entre­pre­neur­ial Excel­lence. The cul­mi­na­tion of the course is the McK­in­sey Cup Com­pe­ti­tion where stu­dent teams com­pete for the cov­eted McK­in­sey Cup Trophy.
  • Entre­pre­neur­ship: The Insti­tute for Entre­pre­neur­ial Excel­lence and its cen­ters have long pro­vided West­ern Penn­syl­va­nia entre­pre­neurs with the knowl­edge, advice, and inno­v­a­tive ser­vices they need to define new mar­kets, cre­ate new com­pa­nies, and for­tify the region’s econ­omy. The empha­sis on more fully inte­grat­ing entre­pre­neur­ship through­out the pro­grams will help stu­dents be com­pet­i­tive in fluid busi­ness environments.
  • Grad­u­ate Stu­dents Net­work­ing: Career net­work­ing is the #1 way to gain valu­able insights into careers. Did you know that at least 2/​3 of the jobs avail­able in the job mar­ket are in small com­pa­nies who nor­mally do not adver­tise open­ings or recruit on col­lege cam­puses? This means that 6075% of jobs lie in the hid­den job mar­ket. You can pen­e­trate the hid­den job mar­ket by net­work­ing with alumni in the Pitt Career Network.
  • Stu­dent Employ­ment & Place­ment Assis­tance (SEPA): The Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh is deeply com­mit­ted to help­ing stu­dents land the right intern­ship, part-​time job, and ulti­mately career employ­ment in all pro­fes­sions. SEPA works closely with busi­nesses and employ­ers rep­re­sent­ing a wide vari­ety of pro­fes­sions to host career fairs, con­duct on-​campus inter­views and infor­ma­tion ses­sions, and tap into the Pitt Career Net­work spon­sored by the Pitt Alumni Association.
  • Hon­ors Col­lege: Hon­ors Col­lege was estab­lished to meet the spe­cial aca­d­e­mic and co-​curricular needs of capa­ble and moti­vated under­grad­u­ate stu­dents. Build­ing upon the achieve­ments of the Uni­ver­sity hon­ors pro­gram, begun in 1978, the col­lege pro­vides increased oppor­tu­nity, incen­tives, and recog­ni­tion for high aca­d­e­mic attain­ment by students.
  • Uni­ver­sity Hous­ing: The uni­ver­sity offers a wide-​range of hous­ing types to suit your lifestyle dur­ing your tenure as an under­grad­u­ate on-​campus res­i­dent. The hous­ing envi­ron­ment is rich with ameni­ties such as online net­work access, e-​mail kiosks, study and recre­ation lounges, fit­ness cen­ters, cof­fee carts, and spe­cial liv­ing communities. your social media marketing partner